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Air and Soil Temperatures from Sites in Alaska 1995-2001, Version 1

This data set consists of air and soil temperatures from various sites in Alaska between 1995 and 2001. Data loggers recorded soil temperatures at 1 cm below the ground or snow surface, and air temperatures at 1.6 m above the surface. Temperatures are given in degrees Celcius. Data collection sites around the state include: Toolik Lake, Galbraith, Happy Valley, Prudhoe Bay, Council, Livengood, Yukon River, Barrow, Gold Creek, Kanuti River, Fairbanks, Chandalar, and Graylink Lake.

The data consist of 53 space-delimited ASCII text files, and are available via ftp. Each data file contains date, time, and temperature columns, and some files contain additional data. A table in the documentation for this data set lists each data file and its contents.

The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9321730.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 74, S: 64, E: -148, W: -164

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 May 1995 to 20 June 2001
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Jeff Welker, Jace Fahnestock
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